New England Revolution vs. Atlanta United FC
Saturday, May 1 | 7 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Massachusetts
Predicted Weather: Partly sunny | High 63 | Low 43
TIMELINE TO KICKOFF
Parking lots open at 4 p.m.
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.
Kickoff vs. Atlanta United FC: 7 p.m.
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: myTV38, myRITV
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), WBIX 1260 Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
REVOLUTION PREGAME LIVE
Saturday, May 1 | 6:15 p.m.
Elizabeth Pehota and Jeff Lemieux will break down all the storylines and starting XIs on Revolution Pregame Live, available live at 6:15 p.m. ahead of Saturday night's showdown against Atlanta on the Revolution’s official Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as www.revolutionsoccer.net.
OUTSIDE THE BOOTH
Monday, May 3 | 12 p.m.
Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies are back for another installment of Outside the Booth, as they'll recap Saturday's battle against Atlanta United and look ahead to the squad's upcoming road match against Nashville SC. The show, available on the Revolution's social channels, will feature in-depth analysis and commentary, while callers can voice their opinions and ask questions by calling in at 855-728-7500.
RECENT FORM VS. ATLANTA UNITED FC
The New England Revolution will square off against Atlanta United FC on Saturday night in Foxborough. This will be just the eighth overall match between these two sides since Atlanta joined MLS as an expansion team in 2017, including seven regular season battles and one MLS Cup Playoffs clash in 2019.
Both the Revs and Atlanta have one win and one draw through their first two games to start the 2021 campaign. Atlanta United is coming off a triumphant 3-1 home win over Chicago Fire FC, with firepower behind the two goal scorers, Ezequiel Barco and Emerson Hyndman. The third goal for Atlanta was a Chicago own goal. Coincidentally the Revs also benefitted from an own goal - forced by Brandon Bye's right-wing cross - in their 1-0 home win over D.C. United last weekend. It may have been scrappy, but the Revs got three points and registered their first clean sheet of the year.
Due to the pandemic, New England and Atlanta have not faced each other since October 2019, when the Revs fell 1-0 at Atlanta in Round 1 of the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. The Revolution have yet to win against Atlanta in their overall history, going 0-5-2 since 2017.
However, New England are looking to change that narrative with their first-ever victory against Atlanta at home this weekend. With two years of head coach Bruce Arena in charge, this team has had more time to develop a cohesive identity, and looks to prove that on Saturday against an Atlanta side that has new leadership under head coach Gabriel Heinze.
Overall Record vs. Atlanta: 0-5-2
Home Record vs. Atlanta: 0-1-2
Last meeting at Gillette Stadium: Atlanta 2, Revs 0 (April 13, 2019)
Last meeting at Mercedes-Benz Stadium: Atlanta 1, Revs 0 (October 19, 2019 in Round 1 of MLS Cup Playoffs)
WATCH: Training Report | Revs prep for bit test vs. ATL; Gillette capacity to increase
READ: Preview | Revs aim to continue strong start Saturday vs. Atlanta
WATCH: Coffee with the Coach fueled by Dunkin' | Arena assesses start to 2021
WATCH: Arena previews Atlanta | "They'll be a real challenge for us"
WATCH: Turner praises newcomer Traustason | "The guy's work rate is awesome"
WATCH: Mafla progressing after debut | "I hope to be at 100 percent soon"
LISTEN: Far Post Podcast presented by EGL | Jillian Sakovits previews Atlanta
READ: Revs rave about Kaptoum's quality | "One of the most special players"
WATCH: Behind the Scenes | Exclusive look at Revs' 1-0 win over D.C.
WATCH: Outside the Booth | Feldman and CD9 recap scrappy win over D.C.
WATCH: Violist Danny Kim's stirring national anthem performance
READ: "It was amazing" | Revs relish return of fans to Gillette Stadium
READ: Revs find a way vs. D.C. | "If we have to win ugly, win ugly"
WATCH: Highlights | Revs claim three points courtesy of gutsy win
READ: Recap | Revs battle to 1-0 win over D.C. United in home opener
SHOW YOUR COLORS
On Saturday night the Revs will be sporting "The Original," New England's primary kit designed as a nod to the club's original 1996 look. The sleek white stripe across the jersey echoes the angled stripes across the '96 kit, while the blue top is complemented by red shorts similar to those worn by the Revolution's first-ever squad.
You can own "The Original" by picking one up at the Gillette Stadium ProShop, or by ordering online HERE.